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1981 Duncan Catalog- Yo-Yo’s- Batmobile

Most people know Duncan from their Yo-Yo products which they still sell to this day but their 1981 catalog shows a company branching out into different things, mostly toy cars and trucks but also licensed items like the Batmobile. Yo-yo’s and trucks are a weird combination..   Ah vans with rainbowy things painted on them, […]

For Fast Footed Crime Chasers

I would pay a month’s wages to see Christian Bale in one of these in full bat regalia. I can already picture Ben Affleck… New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.

Bump N Go Caped Crusaders

I’m pretty sure I had this as a kid, mostly because of the disappointing weird, chubby Batman and Robin figures that are at the drivers seat. As a kid, if you couldn’t take the figures out of something, I had entirely no use for it. I was totally spoiled thanks to the good people at […]

The 1977 REMCO Toys Catalog

Remco’s name was purchased in 1974 by Azrak Hamway, a successful manufacturer of rack toys. AHI used the Remco brand to sell a more upscale toy but one that still utilized the many licenses integral to their core business. 1977 saw the introduction of Mickey Mouse to the fold and more Superhero (especially Batman) related […]

A double shot of AHI toys

This new addition to the AHI Batman Gallery was a gift from my friend Bill. I’ve stared at it for a long time before I realized it wasn’t on the site. The card is just killer, I love that Batman. To my surprise I won this Bendy Creature from the Black Lagoon with little to […]

Adam West as Batman in 1985

Chris Curley sent in these great shots of then 57 year old Adam West still looking pretty darn good in his Batman gear. This is from a car show in Chicago, West must have been on a tour that year. Batman was being heavily syndicated and I remember him popping up in my own city […]

The 1981 Duncan Yo-Yo Catalog

Most people know Duncan from their Yo-Yo products which they still sell to this day but their 1981 catalog shows a company branching out into different things, mostly toy vehicles (such as 70s style vans) but also licensed items like the Batmobile. Check out the 1981 Duncan Catalog here

Vintage Toy Ads: KIds Go Bats over Batman

I haven’t done a vintage toy ad probably since I burned out during retro toy fair in February. This ad is sort of relevant to me as I recently made friends with a former Corgi sales rep, we were talking about the Batmobile and he said “Do you know how many of those we sold?” […]